Government Contracting

The U.S. Federal Government Contracts out an estimated *3 Billion dollars annually in goods and services. Government Contracting Procurement officers in federal, state and local governments offer big and small businesses the opportunity to sell billions of dollars worth of products and services. Federal Government agencies require that a percentage of the contracted procurements be set aside for Small Businesses.

Supplement by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus package there will be increased business opportunities for government contractors.

What do you have to do to actually sign that first contract with the government?

The Government even provides information that will help you bid.

Just by asking ---- you can find out how much the government bought , who they bought from, and how much they paid.

On May 29, 2012 the System for Award Management (SAM) started replacing the (CCR) Central Contractors Registration, Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS).

A company that wants to get started competing for federal government contracts must start with some registration requirements:

Although not a requirement, a certification from the Small Business Administration as a disadvantaged business may be to your advantage.

Another step in government contracting is to qualify as a small business under Small Business Size Standards.

Learning to win Government Contracts with the United States Federal Government is a worthwhile effort that will open the door to many opportunities for you and your business.

Frequently Asked Questions about Government Contracting.


Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Defense Contract Totals in 2013
Count: 443,236 
Dollar Amount: $310,043,347,506

One Nation, One God, Liberty and Justice for All.


The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,
Technology and Logistics


Help in Reading a Government Solicitation

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)


Federal Government Solicitation Numbers

National Stock Numbers

Joint Certification Program

Defense Standardization Program

Types of Government Contracts

E-Auctions and Surplus Sales

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